06 Jan 2014
steam4me files come home!
As some may be aware, most of the larger MSTS route files were hosted on a file-hosting service at hotfile.com. The main reason for doing this was to avoid excess load on steam4me's server at VentraIP.
As a result of a US Federal Court ruling, Hotfile.com was ordered to pay $80 million in damages because of copyright abuses. Hotfile elected to shut down its site completely rather than employ a filtering mechanism, taking everyone's files with it. This is probably a salutory lesson to those who believe that cloud hosting services are the way of the future.
I've elected to bring all files "back home" to the steam4me site; you should be able to find everything you need here.
When downloading routes, please DO NOT use download managers that permit multiple segmented downloads as these place an unacceptable (to VentraIP) load on their shared servers and may result in suspension of hosting for steam4me.